The Law Centre-II was started in the year 1971 at the premises of ARSD College, Dhaula Kuan to offer full-time LL.B. program. It has a glorious past of 46 years. The classes were conducted in the evening as the building was not available to us during daytime. However, this did not make Law Centre-II an evening Centre. It was always a full time Centre like the other two Centres, i.e. Campus Law Centre and Law Centre-I.
The alumni of Law Centre-II included top bureaucrats, police officers, military officers, teachers from different departments, chartered accountants, doctors, engineers, and other professionals. The Centre has excellent professors of national and international repute. The Law Centre-II had the privilege of being headed by the top law scholars of India, such as Prof. Upendra Baxi and Prof. A.K. Koul.
In 2016, due to Legal Education Rules, 2008, which prohibits the classes of LL.B. being conducted in the evening, Law Centre-II has taken a new avatar. It has been shifted from the ARSD College premises to the state of the art building (Umang Bhawan) in North Campus. Now the classes commence at 8:00 AM and go upto 1:30 PM. The morning classes make it convenient for the students to intern and gain practical expertise and knowledge in the field of law along with regular theoretical teaching in classes. Adding strength to the centre is its well-qualified and dedicated faculty for the overall development of the students which help them to become innovative legal professionals and public leaders.
The method of teaching is not restricted simply to the lecture method where students are merely passive recipients of information. The Centre follows discussion method of teaching with the help of case study to achieve the goal of making students active participants in the learning process and also to ensure an in-depth study of law. In addition to the regular classes by the qualified faculty, the Centre invites experts from all over the country to deliver special lectures. Another remarkable feature of the Centre is that the Students Union is very active in taking up new initiatives and organising several activities at the Centre.
The former In-charges of Law Centre-II paved the way to make the Centre one of the premier educational institutions imparting education in law in the country. Presently, Dr. V. K. Ahuja is In-charge of Law Centre-II. Law Centre-II, a dynamic leader in the field of legal education, has produced many Judges, distinguished jurists, leading advocates, ministers and some of the best teachers in the country. Its alumni include Justice B.D. Ahmed, Justice Kailash Gambhir, Justice S.N. Dhingra, Justice Rajiv Shakdhar, Justice V.K. Rao, SEBI Chairman Mr. M. Damodran, TDSAT Chairman Mr. G.D. Geha, among many more legal luminaries.
The Centre brings out an Annual Peer Review Publication “National Capital Law Journal” regularly since 1996. The Centre has a number of societies viz. the Legal Aid Society, the Moot Court Society etc. which remain active throughout the year in organising various programmes and competitions. A substantial number of students from the Centre act as para legal volunteers (PLVs) every year. The Centre organizes a number of seminars, workshops, conferences, guest lectures, debates, and Moot Court Competitions. There are a number of Scholarships and Medals instituted by the Centre to honor meritorious students of the Centre.